Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: US
Posts: 433
Default Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

For me the answer is yes due to changing technology. If the computer cost $1,000, that's like spending $200 a year which is very affordable. And you?
__________________

Tech Explorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
ashpash21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 167
Send a message via MSN to ashpash21 Send a message via Yahoo to ashpash21 Send a message via Skype™ to ashpash21
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Same with me, I used my dadís old computer and its 8 years old and still going. It works quite well and can still play games like WoW. At the time he paid over £800 for it.

Soon Iím buying a new computer. Over £700 and Iím hoping this one will last.
__________________

ashpash21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

I have a HP lappy that is a media lappy that is 7 years old. Cost 600 dollars new.
Still works like the day I bought it. I take extra good care of my goodies.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
In Runtime
 
ashpash21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 167
Send a message via MSN to ashpash21 Send a message via Yahoo to ashpash21 Send a message via Skype™ to ashpash21
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock View Post
I have a HP lappy that is a media lappy that is 7 years old. Cost 600 dollars new.
Still works like the day I bought it. I take extra good care of my goodies.
Wow, what are the specs of that? I thought I was doing well with my 4 year old Dell Inspiron 1525. Glad it's still working!
ashpash21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
BK_123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,532
Default

I have a Acer Aspire SA85 that I have had for last 5 years, It has had a few problems but have managed to fix them.
BK_123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
In Runtime
 
ashpash21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 167
Send a message via MSN to ashpash21 Send a message via Yahoo to ashpash21 Send a message via Skype™ to ashpash21
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BK_123 View Post
I have a Acer Aspire SA85 that I have had for last 5 years, It has had a few problems but have managed to fix them.
My Dell had a few problems too, I got a bit worn out over the years so it was completed re-housed, it also had an extra 1GB of RAM fitted and a newer, faster and bigger hard drive. What were the problems on your Acer?
ashpash21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
Golden Master
 
BK_123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,532
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

OS problems, Was running out space on the hard drive so a new one was bought, Needed a ram upgraded and a graphics card. I am not very keen on Dell..
BK_123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #8
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States of America
Posts: 12
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Hi folks. This will be the Meta Camel's first post.

I have an AMD Athlon +1700 processor desktop computer with 4gigs of RAM and a glorified 80 Gigabyte hard drive. It doesn't even have a modem(no graphics card, either). All in all, though, its a great workhorse for editing SGF files, typesetting, math calculations, playing music, NetHack, and just all around goofing off and hijinks.

Though, to answer your questions, she's lasted waay more than five years. I am quite satisfied.
Total Price: Just under $300 dollars.

I do wish she had a modem, though...(mutter, mutter...)
The Meta Camel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Meta Camel View Post

I do wish she had a modem, though...(mutter, mutter...)
Do you mean network card? I can't imagine why you would want your PC in this day and age to have a modem?

Yeah i think almost all PCs and laptops will last 5 years nowa days however your definition of "last" is personal judgement.

Like many of the people here i have machines 5 years and over while they have technically lasted and they will still do most tasks naturally you find yourself waiting alot more than if you were on a modern day build.

That being said i'm running photoshop cs5, visual studio 2010, SQL Server 2012, Reason V5, Fruity Loops 10 on my old e2160 with 2Gb RAM. . . . .. but yes i do have to wait around alot some times.
__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #10
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: London
Posts: 41
Default Re: Would you be satisfied if your computer or device lasted for five years?

Well, I would be extremely satisfied if it lasted at least 10 years
__________________

tomarnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0